Recently, after the Chinese men’s basketball team lost their pass to the Olympics, it revolved around losing the qualifying round
All kinds of rumors continue. Some big Vs say it will cost 500,000 Euros, and some big Vs say it will cost 4 million. I don’t know where such an accurate figure comes from.
I didn’t find the rules saying that you need to pay money to lose the qualifying game, but various big Vs have said clearly that it’s so much money. There is no doubt at all. Today, the editor is here to refute the rumors again.
You need to pay money, you just need to follow the rules.
But why are there still so many people who don’t know the truth and say the figure of 4 million?
If we talk about this money, I am afraid we need to understand the history of China’s participation in the Men’s Basketball World Cup. It was not until 2012 that FIBA changed the World Championships to the World Cup. China has participated in the Men’s Basketball World Championships since 1978.
It has not been left behind, but China unexpectedly did not qualify for the Men’s Basketball World Cup after it was renamed in 2014.
The reason is that in the 2013 Asian Championships, the Chinese men’s basketball team lost to the South Korean team, the Iranian team and the Chinese Taipei team in Manila.
24 teams will participate, in addition to 20 through places, there will be 4 additional “wild cards”, which is why so many people think that the Chinese team will have to pay a fee if they want to get a “wild card” after losing the qualifying match
What are the conditions for the wild card at that time?
Let’s take a look:
1. Sports development: Judging criteria include “the popularity and popularity of basketball in the country”, “the strength and competition performance of the national team”, “the country’s past experience in hosting intercontinental competitions”, “the importance of participating in the Men’s Basketball World Cup for the country”
The influence of national basketball development” and “whether to send the best domestic players to participate in the Men’s Basketball World Cup”.
2. In terms of economy, the judging criteria include “the degree of participation of the local media and the public sector in domestic and foreign basketball competitions”, “the importance of the country as a business partner of FIBA”, “the importance of the country to the founder of the Men’s Basketball World Cup”
3. In terms of management, the judging criteria include “whether the submitted application complies with the relevant systems and regulations of the international men’s basketball team”, “the level and quality of the national basketball league (association)”, “the degree of government support for the national basketball league (association)””
Participate in FIBA activities”.
4. No more than 3 teams from each continent can get wild cards; 5. Pay a guarantee of 500,000 Euros.
In this way, everyone understands it very well, that is to say, as long as the 4 wild cards of the World Cup pass the review of FIBA and pay the money, they can directly participate in the main match instead of playing the World Cup defeat.
There has never been a situation where the Olympic Games spent money on wild cards, that is to say, it is impossible to give money to let you participate in the Olympics. The next best thing is to even participate in the Olympic Games.
Outside of the World Cup, FIBA did not spend money to buy wild cards in the Olympics and Olympic qualifying matches, so there is no such thing as the men’s basketball team spending money to play the Olympic qualifying matches this time.
In 2014, China finally gave up the qualification of spending money to apply for a wild card, so it did not get the qualification to participate in the World Cup that year, so the talk about spending money to buy qualifications has been talked about from 2014 to today, and it has been 5 years.
When it comes to wild cards, I am afraid that 500,000 Euros is not enough at the current price!
Let’s look at the wild card history of the Men’s Basketball World Cup. There is an introduction that Lithuania, which had a wild card in 2010, finally won the third place. Among them, the International Men’s Federation specially used a word “wild card”.
And it is worth mentioning that the previous wild card incident has been questioned by the outside world, so in 2019, all the 32 teams except China’s direct promotion, all teams are determined through the ranking of the game, that is,
Saying wild cards is a thing of the past in World Cup history.
There are 7 direct quotas for this World Cup, and the remaining 16 best teams enter the Olympic qualifying competition. How the remaining 8 participating teams are stipulated is detailed on the official website of FIBA. In the regulations, it is written like this
Dao: “After the Men’s Basketball World Cup, another eight teams will be determined by the FIBA World Rankings. The two highest-ranked teams from each region (Africa, Americas, Asia-Oceania and Europe) if not directly participating in Tokyo 2020 or the Olympics
The qualifying round will also be selected to participate in the FIBA Olympic qualifying round. However, the word “wild card” was not used for the other 8 places in the Olympic qualifying round. Obviously this is the new FIBA rule and does not give
It is quite unreasonable for the outside world to use the name “wild card” all the time.
You must know that each state only has 2 quotas. Everyone still remembers that Côte d’Ivoire and Venezuela, which were in the same group as China, were almost unable to come to the World Cup because their domestic sports associations could not pay bonuses, living supplies and medical supplies. Where do you ask them to get 50?
Wan Ou, it is obviously not in line with common sense.
In fact, the editor has already written an article on the latest rules before, but there are still many people who leave a message saying: Yao Ming said that the cost is indeed 500,000 Euros. I just want to say which year did you watch this fan?
According to the news, Yao Ming only gave an interview after losing the pass-through qualification, saying that we still have a chance to lose the qualifying match, but he didn’t mention 500,000 euros at all. I don’t think Yao Ming should be blamed for this